RV Insurance Terms Made Easy
Buying RV insurance can seem daunting when you don't know what the terms mean.
Here's a list of the basic terms to get you started.
– Protects your assets in case you cause injury to others or damage to the property of others with your vehicle.
There are two types of liability coverage – bodily injury, and property damage.
– Protects you if you are deemed to be responsible for an accident in which someone is injured or a fatality occurs.
This liability coverage takes care of medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering.
These damages could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you don't have enough insurance coverage, your assets (your home, bank accounts) are all at risk in case of a lawsuit.
Property Damage Liability
– Covers the damage your vehicle causes to someone else's property, including their vehicle and other structures.
Again, if you are found at fault for causing the damage, you are financially responsible.
Without sufficient RV insurance coverage, your money and other assets are at risk.
– Pays for damage to your vehicle that is caused by a collision.
– Pays for damage to your vehicle caused by something other than a collision, such as fire, flood, hail, theft, and vandalism.
Medical Payments Coverage
– Covers the cost of doctors, hospitals and funeral expenses for you and your passengers that result from an accident,
regardless of who is at fault. It also covers you when you borrow another person's vehicle
or if you are ever struck by another vehicle as a pedestrian.
Personal Injury Protection
– Pays for medical care, lost wages and replacement services for the injured party,
which pays regardless of who is at fault in an accident. Personal Injury Protection varies by state.
Uninsured Motorist Protection
– Pays the cost of damages and injuries resulting from being hit by an uninsured driver for both you and your passengers.
Underinsured Motorist Protection
– Pays for damages that exceed the amount of coverage carried by a driver with insufficient coverage to cover your damages.
These are general descriptions of common auto insurance coverages.
The actual coverages in your state may differ and are specified by state law and the insurance policies of insurers offering the coverages.